Andrew Cotton is a gifted young artist. Originally from London, Cotton paints and makes his home in the New York area. His edgy contemporary style spans stunning abstracts, iconic vintage images, urban landscapes and powerful statements using dynamic colors, mixed media and a variety of surfaces.
Originally an underground artist displaying his work on a mobile art truck in Brooklyn and then Central Park West in Manhattan, Cotton's work now adorns the homes of major entertainment industry players and titans of Wall Street.
Cotton received his art education at the prestigious Central St. Martins School of Art in Holborn, London. As his career and reputation has developed, his work has been shown at the New Museum in Manhattan, in luxury hotels, corporate headquarters and private residences. His impressive array of work is in demand from New York to LA to Milan by people who appreciate the impact that transformative original artwork can deliver.
Selected Exhibitions (2007 – present)
“Exploration in Oxidation” Collaborative Works by Gregory Kirschenbaum and Andrew Cotton, Ward-Nasse Gallery, Manhattan
“Crossroads” Featuring art from Andrew Cotton, Yushi Aka Pesu, Rodrigo Gonzalez and Andrew Thompson, Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn
“Studio 303” Collective Show, Dumbo, Brooklyn
“The Scent of Money” Work by Andrew Cotton, Pavesi Fine Arts, Milan, Italy
“Off The Page” Collective Art Showing in conjunction with The Economist, Manhattan
“Presenting the art of Andrew Cotton” Jan Lawsen Art (JLA), Manhattan
TOWN Concierge, Sidewalk Festival, Manhattan
Hyundai Genesis Launch 2015, Art inspired by new vehicle release, New Museum, Manhattan
This collection of work, installed in December 2016, was created in partnership with AIPAC and illustrates the long-standing history of the American-Israeli relationship. For Cotton, this collection represents a return to many of the Judaic themes and ideas that were inspired early on in his career when he lived and travelled throughout Israel. The paintings on display can be seen to highlight these themes of movement and travel, both through the imagery used as well as the gestural movement of the art on the canvas.
Hamptons Summer Show/Collection
This fun, whimsical summer-themed collection of work represents the continued partnership between Andrew Cotton and Ilene Sands and is currently being shown in the Hamptons. From the vintage-inspired mixed media paintings to the more classical abstracts, each piece honors the essence of summer, both in content and style. Themes of movement, physicality and water spread across the collection. Each painting has been produced outdoors, combining materials such as wheat paste, water and sun, thereby utilizing the best elements that summer has to offer.